Budding entrepreneurs face two major challenges on their way to success – getting the right business advice and raising the funds for their ventures.
Stéphane Roecker, a strategic advisor and board member of growing companies, helps them address both of these challenges.
"You can't change the direction of the wind; you can't decide how strong it is. However, you can decide to position your sail correctly,” shares Mr. Roecker.
Background and Experience
In 2005, Stéphane obtained an MBA from HEC Paris with a focus on strategy and leadership. He also participated in the Bootcamp program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston. Over the course of 20+ years, Stéphane has worked as a member of various management committees, and had the opportunity to participate in two Leveraged Buyouts (LBOs) with American and European investment funds.
In 2015, he started his own consulting company aimed at growing companies. Since then, he provides clients with know-how and expertise in strategic and business development. His methods are unique because they combine the “old economy” and the emerging world of tomorrow.
Scope of Work
Mr. Roecker is an expert in operations and strategy with accreditation by the European Commission for innovative companies that possess high potential in fields as varied as Industry, the Internet of Things, Nanotechnology, and MedTech.
He is also a mentor-evaluator for EIT Health and works with incubators and competitiveness clusters in his two main areas of expertise: value proposition and business modeling.
Connection with InvestHorizon
“As a strategic advisor and early-stage investor, I help ambitious entrepreneurs take their business to the next level,” shares Stéphane and adds, “During the InvestHorizon Acceleration Programme, I help them, as an expert coach, to strengthen their project in order to obtain financing.”
Since he operates in several sectors and is a business expert for the EIC Accelerator, he can bring broad experience to the table. The deep tech companies he assists can benefit from practical expertise that can be put in place immediately.
InvestHorizon plays an instrumental role in getting ambitious ventures and entrepreneurs through Series A financing. In particular, it’s the specific method used during the acceleration programme that combines technical expertise with feedback from other entrepreneurs.
“It results in a better learning experience and greater practical improvements, which translate into a strategic roadmap and an enhanced investment readiness,” concludes Stephane Roecker.